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Glacier Multi-Arm Tire Chain Tensioners for 16" to 19" Rims - Rubber - 1 Pair

Glacier Multi-Arm Tire Chain Tensioners for 16" to 19" Rims - Rubber - 1 Pair

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Tighten your vehicle's snow chains in no time with these multi-arm, rubber adjusters. Retains constant tension even if one arm breaks. Helps keep chains centered to ensure a quality ride and to prevent premature wear of chains. 1-800-940-8924 to order Glacier accessories and parts part number PW105 or order online at Free expert support on all Glacier products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Glacier Multi-Arm Tire Chain Tensioners for 16" to 19" Rims - Rubber - 1 Pair. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Tighten your vehicle's snow chains in no time with these multi-arm, rubber adjusters. Retains constant tension even if one arm breaks. Helps keep chains centered to ensure a quality ride and to prevent premature wear of chains.


  • Allows you to fit and tension your snow chains quickly and easily
  • Provides a tight, secure fit and constant tension
    • Multiple rubber arms ensure tension even if one arm breaks
  • Made for use with cable, twist-link, V-bar, or square-link chains
  • Hooks onto the side chains of your tire chains for installation
  • Constructed of durable, flexible rubber


  • Application: tire chains that fit rims 16" - 19" in diameter
  • Quantity: 2 adjusters for 1 pair of chains

105 Glacier by pewag Multi-Arm Snow Chain Adjuster - Light Truck Chains - 16" to 19" Rims

Video of Glacier Multi-Arm Tire Chain Tensioners for 16" to 19" Rims - Rubber - 1 Pair

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of Glacier Tire Chains - Rubber Tensioners - PW105

Hello everybody, this is Jeff at Today, we're gonna take a look at these Glacier Rubber Multi-Arm Tire Chain Tensioners for 16 inch to 19 inch diameter wheels, and this is for one pair. Now, basically, these will allow you to fit and tension your snow chains quickly and easily around your tires. These do hook onto the side chains of your tire chains for installation, and just to give you an idea, popping up an insert that will show you these tensioners on the chains on your tire, give you an idea of how they hook up. They do provide a nice, tight, secure fit and constant tension, and they use these multiple rubber arms to ensure the tension even if one of the arms does break. But you can see on each end of a rubber arm, you have the hooks right here, and these are hooked to the side links on your tire chains.

Now, these are made for use with cable, twist-link, V-bar, or square-link chains, and they are constructed of a durable, flexible rubber material. And when you do receive these, they will be all closed in just like that and sent to you, and you can even store them this way when they're not being used, and then when you go to use them, just fold out your rubber tensioners, all six of them, and just like that, you're all ready to go to hook up. Few specs on this, the application, these will fit tire chains that install on 16 inch to 19 inch diameter wheels, and this is for a quantity of two adjusters, which will work for one pair of chains. Now, they also come in other sizes, we have them to fit smaller wheels like 12 inch to 16 inch size wheels, that's a part number PW107, and then we also have these to fit larger heavy-duty wheels, they'll fit 19 inch up to 24 1/2 inch diameter wheels, and they're part number PW103. But that should do it for the review on the Glacier Rubber Multi-Arm Tire Chain Tensioners for 16 inch to 19 inch wheels..

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Glacier Multi-Arm Tire Chain Tensioners for 16" to 19" Rims - Rubber - 1 Pair - PW105

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (379 Customer Reviews)

Tighten your vehicle's snow chains in no time with these multi-arm, rubber adjusters. Retains constant tension even if one arm breaks. Helps keep chains centered to ensure a quality ride and to prevent premature wear of chains.


In the past I had used snow chains without these tensioner and I ended up with broken chains and brake lines. These tensioner are well made, long lasting and make chain installation easier and safer.


These chains are for my 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 3500 4x4. They work as advertised. You will want to practice installing these BEFORE you have to use them. I got these right before leaving on a trip, and was required to chain up, and had to learn on the fly on the side of the road in the driving snow. The instructions were great though, so by the time I got to the 4 wheel I had it down. Duallies only get the outside wheel, and that was a bit of a challenge, but learned it and got it done. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because (And lucky I did) you NEED to get extra Rubber Band kits for each wheel. The single Rubber Band (1) is not enough to put good tension on the chains, and (2) is only a single point of keeping your chains on the vehicle. If the single Band fails, there go your chains. etrailer may have recommended the extra kit, I don't remember, but I bought a set of spider bands and some extra singles for each wheel. I ended up using the spider bands to each segment of the chains and they snugged everything down nice, for good tension, and good piece of mind. Great Product, just make sure to back yourself up with extra band kits...


Very high quality rubber. I really had to work installing them on 16 inch chevy truck tire. I would think twice before putting this on 19 or 20 inch


Great chains, used them last year at Lake Tahoe during an epic week of snow and ice. Best combination of strong chains that'll last and easy on/off.


Bought the Glacier v-bar chains for the rear tires in extreme conditions and the Titan cable chains for lighter duty, also to be installed on the rear tires. Videos show that the cable-chains can be installed on the front tires of a 2020 or greater Toyota Tacoma, though not recommended by the owner’s manual. These cables are S-class compatible so they should work on the front tires, however caution should be taken as appropriate. I would recommend only installing on the front tires after the v-bar chains have been installed on the rear tires and extra traction is deemed worthy.

Both the Glacier and Titan multi-arm adjusters were ordered in support of the chains.

Parts arrived as ordered in a timely fashion.

Have not installed or used these products at the time of review.


We get about three days of snow/ice weather in north central Texas a year. .was prepared this year with chains and chain accessories. . .etrailer is always there with great service and prices. . .


Good news. The order arrived on the 6th day. To be sure they fit I did a test installation. I installed the Glacier PW1038 snow cable/chains on our 2016 Subaru Forester (225 -60R-17). The chains fit perfectly and on the 2nd notch. (See attached pic). the tighteners were easy to put on and really snugged it down (PW105).

Bad news. I put the chains away and attempted to close the bag. The zipper on the black bag broke on first pull. Ouch!!

love the fit, off the rim, close to the tire and away from other parts of the vehicle.

very nice! Hope I don't need them!

Cris T


I ordered the snow cables for my Subaru 2018 Outback and received them in 3 days! Your customer service is outstanding! I reordered a second set and received them in 4 days. I just had a chance to use them in Atlanta when we had ice and snow. I used only one set on the front and they worked perfectly. i watched the etrailer installation video for a Subaru and it made the easy to install. It took me less then 5 minutes in my garage. (Outside in the snow and ice might take longer). I drove around Atlanta in the ice and snow and the cables performed flawlessly. I plan to buy a set for my daughter. Thanks again!


Delivered earlier than planned. Works well and easy to use. Fits on my 2020 mazda cx30.


The chains arrived sooner than expected and were easy to install on my 2015 Subaru Forester. Because of the clearance between tire and wheelwell this chain was recommended. The video,which shows them being installed on a 2015 Subaru Foresters rear wheels,contradicts the owners manual which tells you to install them on the front wheels. The price was very reasonable. The multi arm adjusters I feel are a necessity and should be included with the chains at an additional cost. Finally, I have not tried them out yet but am confident they will give me additional traction in snow. etrailer is a very reputable company and I highly recommend them.


The product is easy to install they're easy to use. the only issue I had as you can see in the photo. The first time I went to use them one of the bungees broke off in my hand.this however didn't stop me from using them since there are six bungees total and they work good keep in my tire chains tight.
Disclaimer, I never tried to return the bungees and I never called the company to complain I just use them as they were because they still function well


These chain's seem to fit my 275/70/17 BF Goodrich AT tires that I have on my Toyota FJ.
I have done a test fit in my driveway and having never installed chains before, the first chain was a learning experience. Heading up to the mountain passes in a week so I will find out then how well they work.This review is for the chains and optional rubber tensioners.
Ordering and shipping was quick and easy.


I haven't used these yet on personal rig, I'm preparing for winter. I have used these on my work rig. I love them!


I have a 2012 Ram 1500 4x4 with 265 70r17 all terrain tires (general grabber atx). These chains are heavily built, and came conveniently packaged. I bought them as insurance for an upcoming elk hunt where I will be in the mountains during potential snow. Fit them in my driveway yesterday, and hope to not need them for the real thing, but feel better knowing they are there.


Thanks for having what I need in stock, and a website that's easy to navigate


Great customer service and as advertis ed


The right stuff, great people


The web site was easy to navigate and provided a reasonable amount of information about the tires chains that were available for my vehicle. One suggestion would be to have a criteria for what constitutes a light duty truck versus a heavy duty truck. The chains were shipped quickly and arrived on time.


Much better than a couple of black bungee cords.


I was always getting stuck on driveways and side roads. Having these in my van have saved me from a few situations already this past winter. They go on and off easily. It was helpful to have a matt to lay on so I didn't get wet or muddy. I would, however, recommend a dry run first.


I researched various types and feel like I made a good choice. When I got them I practiced putting them on and was pleased with them but fortunately for me I haven't had to use them yet. It's more of an insurance policy for me. I try not to get into situations where I"m going to get stuck.


So far, these chains look like they will deliver. I wanted something better than a cable chain that only lasts one storm. In my local, we typically get freezing rain with temperatures in the 30's. These should be good on ice. Installation was fairly easy and the cam tensioners pulled the chains tight. I also ordered the chain tensioning bungie.


I'd purchased some other "chains" that were supposed to have plenty of clearance for my Subaru, but they didn't. In fact, they wouldn't work at all on the front wheels, which is where Subaru said that they should be used. And then I came upon the etrailer site and there was a video of a woman installing the PW1042 (or similar) "chains" on a Subaru. Based on the pictures, and the video, these "chains" looked like they really would fit my Subaru Outback, so I sent back the first "chains" I'd order from brand "A" and ordered "chains" and these star-shaped rubber "adjusters" from etrailer. With normal (cheapest) shipping, they arrived in a few days and I tried them on, on my car. (I have a carpeted garage, and I know, "weird," but that's the way the garage was when I bought it, so, well, I have a carpeted garage -- doesn't make me feel bad about trying on things like "chains" and then sending them back, since all they would have run over is carpet.) Anyway, the pw1042 "chains," not being split like the ones I'd previously ordered from brand "A" were harder to put on, but they weren't THAT hard. And the pw105 "adjusters" did a good job of tightening everything up. It looks like a good setup for occasional (more or less emergency in my case) use. The six-armed adjusters don't offer the single point of failure like the circular rubber adjuster that came with brand "A's" "chains." I assume that's a good thing, though I'll admit that the one thick circular rubber adjuster with multiple clips does look sturdier than the six-armed pw105 "adjusters." I worry about the pw105 adjusters having the rubber break at the center ring and/or at the outer metal hooks. I haven't used the "chains" yet, and hopefully I won't find out if this is a real weakness, or just a perceived one. But, like I wrote, there are six independent arms, and if one breaks, it would be easy to stop and cut it off and then continue with the remaining arms. I think as few as four, maybe only three arms would be sufficient to keep the "chains" snug and secure.

Gary K.


No snow or ice in a year havent used them but did put them on again, just to make sure I could still install them when if the time comes. Im still a happy customer.


Excellent product support, videos, literature. I recommend etrailer highly. 2016 Toyota 4Runner.


Package was delivered on time everything was in great condition can’t wait to use my snow chains first chance I get thank you

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